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Sarah Downey

Investor on The Pitch

Sarah Downey is Operating Partner at Accomplice VC, and a Co-Founder of Yubari Angel Fund. She likes to invest in things that feel like they’re out of sci-fi and video games, like augmented/virtual reality and AI.

Sept. 30, 2020

#97 Secret Sauce or Snake Oil?

Today's founder had everything going for him: a huge market, loads of experience, and $70k in monthly revenue. But then, everythi…

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Aug. 26, 2020

The Patent Trap

Is getting a software patent actually a good idea? For many startups a patent is a shield meant to prevent the competition from s…

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May 13, 2020

#90 How Startups Can Succeed in a Pandemic 2

COVID-19 has pushed many founders to attempt risky pivots with their business. Other founders are hoarding cash. And many of them…

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April 1, 2020

#87 Uber for Pets

Last year, investors woke up to the fact that the biggest ridesharing companies still struggle to make money. But today’s founder…

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March 11, 2020

#85 Will Coronavirus Kill This Deal?

There’s a tried and true playbook in tech: get a ton of users, then figure out how to monetize them. Today’s founder, Ofo Ezeugwu…

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Feb. 12, 2020

#82 A Deal Too Perfect to Pass Up

This is how much of a go-getter Bobbie Racette is: when she got laid off, she started a business to help thousands of other peopl…

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Jan. 29, 2020

#81 Jillian to the Rescue

During our last call-in show, Thor Wood wowed us with his 30-second elevator pitch for SnapShyft, a company that matches workers …

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Jan. 22, 2020

#80 Can This App Silence The Trolls?

Ben Trenda thinks he can stop the trolls on Twitter and other social spaces. He’s building Goodtalk, where famous people can have…

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Oct. 9, 2019

#75 “I Want Bro Money Too”

The 2.4 trillion dollar fashion industry is due for a makeover, according to Andrea Madho. She says her company, Lab141, will be …

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Sept. 25, 2019

#73 Enough Sales Calls Already!

For businesses, the process of buying software is brutal. Founder Andrew Hoagland launched his company to make it a breeze. In fa…

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Sept. 11, 2019

#71 Raising Kids Is Hard. So Is Raising a Startup.

When founder Jen Saxton landed a partnership with a big name retailer in the baby industry, she thought her startup, Tot Squad, w…

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Aug. 7, 2019

#68 Dogs & Dating: A Match Made in Heaven?

Back in May we asked entrepreneurs to call in and give us their best pitches. The winner was Leigh Isaacson and her startup Dig —…

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May 8, 2019

#64 Startup Sale! 80% Off

Ramya Possett and Rachel Lee founded BlueFoot to make tracking the competition easy for massive companies. And they think that wh…

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April 3, 2019

#62 Pivot or Die

Ben Walters came on the show to sell the investors on Feedback, an app that lets restaurants change their prices on the fly. But …

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March 13, 2019

#61 Can a Zebra Survive in a Unicorn World?

Jennifer Brandel of Hearken is pitching a new kind of business. She calls it a zebra: a company that’s driven by a mission — but …

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Feb. 13, 2019

#57 Where Losers Go To Win

After losing his shirt on sports betting sites DraftKings and FanDuel, Adam Weinstein decided to flip the script on daily fantasy…

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Jan. 23, 2019

#55 A New Spin on VR

Tom Impallomeni is here to pitch Tribe XR, a VR app that teaches people to DJ. He’s got a vision for using virtual reality to tea…

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